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Wolverine Worldwide Appoints Dave Latchana Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) today announced that Dave Latchana has been appointed Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, with oversight of the Company’s legal, compliance, corporate communications, risk management, ESG and security and loss prevention functions.

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Dave Latchana, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Wolverine Worldwide (Photo: Business Wire)

Dave Latchana, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Wolverine Worldwide (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Latchana has been at Wolverine Worldwide for nearly 16 years, joining the Company in 2008 as Corporate Counsel. He then served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, working closely with the Company’s management team and Board of Directors across a broad range of legal and business issues. Mr. Latchana next spent three years as Vice President of Executive Compensation, Global Benefits and Corporate Communications from 2021 to 2024, and since January 2024 he has been Interim General Counsel.

“Dave has demonstrated tremendous leadership and is an integral member of our management team,” said Chris Hufnagel, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Having served in senior positions in legal, human resources, risk management, and corporate communications over his nearly 16-year tenure with the Company, Dave understands our business, our industry and our opportunities incredibly well. We look forward to continuing to benefit from his deep knowledge and significant legal and industry expertise as we execute our transformation plan.”

“I am honored to be named Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at such an important time, and to continue growing my career here at Wolverine Worldwide,” said Mr. Latchana. “We have an outstanding portfolio of brands and a high-performance, collaborative culture, with exceptional teams and best in class centers of excellence. I look forward to continuing to work with Chris, our management team, and our Board of Directors to help drive our strategy and realize Wolverine Worldwide’s full potential.”


Founded in 1883, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) is one of the world’s leading designers, marketers and licensors of branded casual footwear and apparel, performance outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel, kids’ footwear, industrial work boots and apparel, and uniform footwear. The Company’s diverse portfolio of highly recognized brands includes Merrell®, Saucony®, Sweaty Betty®, Hush Puppies®, Wolverine®, Chaco®, Bates®, HYTEST®, and Stride Rite®. Wolverine Worldwide is also the global footwear licensee of the popular brands Cat® and Harley-Davidson®. Based in Rockford, Michigan, for more than 140 years, the Company's products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 170 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website,


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